This summer, Cambridge Zero’s Rosa Prosser produced six short films which showcase current and future careers necessary to achieve net-zero by 2050. Each episode is organised by theme, highlighting roles ranging from nature-based solutions to public policy. This diversity of roles showcases the breadth of opportunity to apply skills from across disciplines to achieve net-zero. In their entirety, they make a compelling case for holistically including all sectors in finding workable solutions to the climate crisis, and reframing employment as a site for young people to express their agency, and work for a future they wish to believe in, and ultimately inhabit.
The series features interviews with many leading figures in the fight against climate change, including Caroline Lucas, a Green Party MP for Brighton Pavilion, Nigel Topping, the UK’s High-Level Climate Action Champion, William Baldwin-Cantello, Director of Nature-Based Solutions at WWF-UK, and Mya-Rose Craig (popularly known as ‘Birdgirl’) a prominent British-Bangladeshi ornithologist, environmentalist, and diversity activist.
The concluding episode of this series will be shown at the ‘Green Career Pathways’ event at COP26 at 9.30am on Sunday 7th November 2021. This event, chaired by Professor Dave Reay, is organised by University of Edinburgh, with participation with the UK Government and the COP26 Universities Network.
Online tickets can be found here.
The event will also be livestreamed through the COP26 YouTube channel.
Cambridge Screening, Panel and Q&A
In Cambridge, the films will be showcased followed by an in-person panel, featuring the film’s interviewees and the producer, Rosa Prosser. The panel will be chaired by Catrin Darsley and provide the opportunity for Q&A from those in the audience. The event will take place from 5-6pm on Wednesday 10th November in Wolfson Hall, Churchill College and is open to all. Please find the event here.